Dive Pirates to Explore Grand Cayman with partners Ikelite, Clearly Cayman

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After 14 years of successfully taking adaptive scuba divers to Cayman Brac Beach Resort, The Dive Pirates Foundation wants to explore Clearly Cayman’s newly acquired Cobalt Coast as a location for seasoned adaptive divers to continue to enjoy great Caribbean diving as well as Grand Cayman hospitality with a reconnaissance mission planned for April 6-13, 2019.  

“Cayman Brac will always be our home for our yearly trip with new adaptive divers, and with our longstanding relationship with Cayman Brac Beach Resort and Clearly Cayman and the number of adaptive divers we have introduced into the mainstream diving community, we would like to consider reunion trips to another property of Clearly Cayman’s, Cobalt Coast,” explained foundation President Sophie Wimberley.  

With adaptive scuba divers Bryan Shaner (paraplegia) and Marlene Krpata (amputee)  a group of 16 divers will evaluate the property and diving with two meals and two dives a day with planned outings to explore accessible restaurants, an accessible beach, and tour of the Cayman Turtle Centre.   

“We donated our chartered boats on our last day of diving last year in Cayman Brac to assist the Cayman Turtle Centre release new hatchlings to the sea; we loved giving back to the community as well as exposing our divers to a new and rewarding experience, and we hope to continue that relationship into the future,” Wimberley continued.   

Celebrating another longtime relationship, Ikelite representative Chase Darnell will be one of the 16 divers on the trip.  Ikelite continues to partner with the Dive Pirates Foundation exposing new divers to new equipment for underwater photography and lighting.   

The Dive Pirates Foundation invites all divers to consider joining the crew June 22-29, 2019 for its annual trip to Cayman Brac Beach Resort, celebrating life after injury with past and new recipients, adaptive dive buddies, and divers who make this their annual vacation to join into the pirate fun.

For more information go to divepirates.org.  

The Dive Pirates Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing scuba diving to persons with disabilities and joining them with the mainstream of divers. Its vision is to create a community of adaptive divers that will dive and travel in the mainstream world of scuba diving through education and overcoming obstacles. For more information about the Foundation go to divepirates.org.  

Clearly Cayman   We aim to bring friends and family together to create memorable experiences by providing comfortable and well-appointed resort accommodations, high quality culinary options and world-class sport diving – all delivered with exceptional service. See more at clearlycayman.com. 

Ikelite  We’ve been making underwater lighting, housings, and accessories for over 50 years. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is available to help you take your camera in the water and take your photography to the next level. Our products are designed and made in the USA. For more information go to ikelite.com

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